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Signs and Symptoms of Unhealthy or Unbalanced Exercise in Competitive Athletes

Signs and Symptoms of Unhealthy or Unbalanced Exercise in Competitive Athletes

• Exercise is the individual’s primary means of coping
• Exercise occurs despite injury
• Withdrawal effects (i.e., sleep and appetite disturbance, negative shift in mood, decreased concentration, etc.) occur when exercise is withheld
• Overuse injuries
• Stress fractures
• Menstrual irregularity in women or a decrease in testosterone levels in men
• Loss of bone density
• Decreased immunity
• Frequent colds and/or upper respiratory tract infections
• Inflexibility of exercise schedule (i.e., will not alter schedule; will not decrease exercise; will not NOT exercise)
• Decrease in sport performance
• “Overtraining Syndrome” (Staleness)

An excerpt reprinted with permission from The Exercise Balance
By Pauline S. Powers, M.D. and Ron Thompson, PhD
To find out more about this helpful book click here.

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